Well, if you don't cherry pick, don't you get the worst of everything? If anything, I think the Westboro Baptist Church adheres to more of the scripture than other Christian sects do. They don't ignore the ugliness of Leviticus for the sake of convenience. That isn't to say I think they're better, I just think it's important to have an interpretation of the bible that recognizes setting and doesn't believe in divine inspiration.
You can believe in the "theme" of the bible without believing every single word; recognizing that it was written by people, people who passed their own fallible opinions along with the "good stuff" is the way to a more constructive religious viewpoint while still holding true to the core of the message as it relates to Jesus, forgiveness, and all of the principles that a lot of people associate with being Christ-like.
Of course I don't fall into this category, so my emphasis on this liberal interpretation is probably very self-serving; still I find it troubling that a lot of mainstream organizations still believe in a literal interpretation and are every bit as bad as the Westboro Baptist church. The difference between them and WBC is level of exposure; WBC is at odd with modern culture and they know it, they don't shy away from it. Other Christian Denominations play games to try and make themselves seem modern while still holding the same opinions.
I'm not sure that there's much that the Catholic Church disagrees with them on for example. Both are anti-gay, the Pope is just a lot more nuanced and intelligent than Mr. Phelps.
(That and the Catholic Church does a lot more good in the world, I'm willing to bet--then again they have their own unique faults. I'm not inclined to judge the worth of an entire religious organization none the less, I don't think I'm qualified and I'm not sure who is.)